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#Disability Services

# disability-services - Friday 3 June, 2022

'At this stage, it is a crisis': Children still left waiting for public disability services
# Delayed Delivery
# Delayed Delivery

'At this stage, it is a crisis': Children still left waiting for public disability services

Jun 3rd 2022, 12:05 AM 11,298 Views 10 Comments
  • Staff vacancies in Child Disability Network Teams as high as 88% in one locality, reports Orla Dwyer.
  • "Everything is a fight," say parents who report poor communication from teams.
  • Therapist vacancies are highest, leaving children without services.

# disability-services - Thursday 24 March, 2022

None of the 91 community teams for children with disabilities are fully staffed
# Delayed Delivery
# Delayed Delivery

None of the 91 community teams for children with disabilities are fully staffed

Mar 24th 2022, 6:30 AM 16,319 Views 17 Comments

There is an average vacancy rate of about 25% across teams, the Joint Committee heard this week.

# disability-services - Friday 11 March, 2022

Over half of children with disabilities not receiving any services, new survey reveals
# Delayed Delivery
# Delayed Delivery

Over half of children with disabilities not receiving any services, new survey reveals

Mar 11th 2022, 7:01 AM 10,265 Views 7 Comments

Two recent surveys highlight concerns that services are getting worse rather than better.

# disability-services - Thursday 23 September, 2021

Parents 'bawling their eyes out' as HSE relocates on-site therapists from special school
# Disability Services
# Disability Services

Parents 'bawling their eyes out' as HSE relocates on-site therapists from special school

Sep 23rd 2021, 6:00 AM 46,704 Views 25 Comments

The changes were made as part of the roll-out of a new centralised model of disability services.

# disability-services - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

Additional supports to be made available for disability services reopening next month
# Disability Services
# Disability Services

Additional supports to be made available for disability services reopening next month

Jul 29th 2020, 8:19 AM 14,932 Views 15 Comments

The HSE is working with disability services to determine the financial aid that will be necessary to implement social distancing.

# disability-services - Sunday 8 September, 2019

Life inside Ireland's disability services: Allegations of abusive staff and unexplained bruising
# HIQA
# HIQA

Life inside Ireland's disability services: Allegations of abusive staff and unexplained bruising

Sep 8th 2019, 10:00 PM 16,502 Views 13 Comments

The allegations are contained in documents released to TheJournal.ie under the Freedom of Information Act.

# disability-services - Saturday 4 August, 2018

Multiple allegations of assaults on residents of Irish disability services
# Health Watchdog
# Health Watchdog

Multiple allegations of assaults on residents of Irish disability services

Aug 4th 2018, 12:05 AM 19,928 Views 18 Comments

The allegations are contained in documents released to TheJournal.ie under the Freedom of Information Act.

# disability-services - Sunday 20 May, 2018

Wheelchair users unable to travel on 'accessible' Bus Éireann routes because of bus stops
# Disability Services
# Disability Services

Wheelchair users unable to travel on 'accessible' Bus Éireann routes because of bus stops

May 20th 2018, 3:30 PM 20,690 Views 29 Comments

Bus Éireann require 24-hour notice of travel for wheelchair users.

# disability-services - Monday 11 December, 2017

Multiple allegations of sexual and physical abuse against disability care staff
# UNSOLICITED Information
# UNSOLICITED Information

Multiple allegations of sexual and physical abuse against disability care staff

Dec 11th 2017, 12:05 AM 27,809 Views 30 Comments

The concerns are all raised in documents released by Hiqa (the Health and Quality Authority) to TheJournal.ie under the Freedom of Information Act.

# disability-services - Monday 4 December, 2017

Opinion: Despite €67m spend we have poor management and a lack of accountability
# Disability Services
# Disability Services

Opinion: Despite €67m spend we have poor management and a lack of accountability

Dec 4th 2017, 6:30 AM 24,639 Views 18 Comments

The last government, and Leo Varadkar as Minister for Health, had, in the context of numerous disability scandals an ideal moment for reform, writes Paddy Connolly.

# disability-services - Thursday 10 August, 2017

Residents at disability centre spat at and under constant threat of aggression
# Kildare
# Kildare

Residents at disability centre spat at and under constant threat of aggression

Aug 10th 2017, 10:06 AM 17,390 Views 28 Comments

An inspection from Hiqa found a number of issues at Broadleaf Manor in Kildare.

# disability-services - Saturday 18 March, 2017

'People feel really abandoned': Brendan O'Connor on services for children with disabilities
# Inhumane
# Inhumane

'People feel really abandoned': Brendan O'Connor on services for children with disabilities

Mar 18th 2017, 8:00 AM 16,210 Views 27 Comments

We’re still abdicating our responsibility to take care of our most vulnerable children, O’Connor says.

# disability-services - Monday 5 September, 2016

Staff member in disabled care home accused of "verbal and psychological abuse"
# FOI
# FOI

Staff member in disabled care home accused of "verbal and psychological abuse"

Sep 5th 2016, 6:05 AM 14,219 Views 16 Comments

New documents show a range of issues raised with disability services in Ireland.

# disability-services - Thursday 18 February, 2016

FactCheck: Is Fine Gael right to say it has "maintained disability spending"?
# GE16 Fact Check
# GE16 Fact Check

FactCheck: Is Fine Gael right to say it has "maintained disability spending"?

Feb 18th 2016, 11:58 PM 20,671 Views 60 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s GE16 FactCheck wades into the middle of a row between Fine Gael and a high-profile Dáil candidate.

# disability-services - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

Campaigner and thalidomide survivor: Meet the woman who will listen to HSE whistleblowers
# Disability Services
# Disability Services

Campaigner and thalidomide survivor: Meet the woman who will listen to HSE whistleblowers

Dec 16th 2014, 1:25 PM 7,018 Views 5 Comments

Leigh Gath has been named the HSE’s Confidential Recipient.

# disability-services - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

Health watchdog had "grave concerns" over disability centre
# Inspection
# Inspection

Health watchdog had "grave concerns" over disability centre

Oct 8th 2014, 3:34 PM 6,046 Views 4 Comments

The centre in Offaly was given an immediate care order.

# disability-services - Friday 25 July, 2014

Meal times at intellectual disability centre "distressing" report found
# Disability Services
# Disability Services

Meal times at intellectual disability centre "distressing" report found

Jul 25th 2014, 3:14 PM 12,408 Views 37 Comments

A subsequent report showed a major improvement.

# disability-services - Thursday 5 September, 2013

HSE cuts €189,461 from Sunbeam House’s budget
# Disability Cuts
# Disability Cuts

HSE cuts €189,461 from Sunbeam House’s budget

Sep 5th 2013, 6:45 AM 5,684 Views 41 Comments

The cuts have resulted in an immediate reduction in transport services for users, affecting 44 users in County Wicklow.

# disability-services - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

HSE cuts €1 million from St Michael’s House budget
# Disability Services
# Disability Services

HSE cuts €1 million from St Michael’s House budget

Aug 27th 2013, 10:58 PM 10,740 Views 81 Comments

The disability services organisation has introduced a series of service cuts as a result of the funding decision.

# disability-services - Monday 19 August, 2013

Disability Federation of Ireland hits out at Lynch letter to parents
# Disability Services
# Disability Services

Disability Federation of Ireland hits out at Lynch letter to parents

Aug 19th 2013, 8:45 PM 5,898 Views 23 Comments

A letter sent to parents in Galway says that some school leavers with intellectual disabilities will be offered places that will not “fully address requirements”.